Our Music Our Selves


Yaum-ul-Khamees (Thursday), 19 Shawwaal 1433 (September 6, 2012) — You Are Doomed: Fate, Despair, and … Joy? Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony

Posted in Programming by Lester Knibbs on the August 30th, 2012

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth

As-Salaam alaikum! Peace!

Our Music Our Selves is a serious and educational exploration of the Qur’an, of symphonic music, and of the role of both the Qur’an and symphonic music in shaping human history and identity; we ask and attempt to answer the questions, Who are we? What are we? and What will we become? Our mission is a mission of healing, a sacred jihaad, to overcome the damaging effects of the Middle Passage, the centuries of terroristic exploitation and oppression, and the generations of self-perpetuating self-destruction that continue to this day. Our program is not entertainment; it is struggle, healing, and change.

Our scheduled broadcast time is every Thursday morning from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/americanmuslim360. Our call-in number is 646-716-4478. You can call in to listen or, by dialing “1″ between 8:00 and 8:45, join our conversation. Call us! We love to hear from you.

THIS COMING THURSDAY, September 6, 2012 — 19th of Shawwaal 1433:

We plan to listen to Tchaikovsky’s fourth symphony, our First Thursday Symphony for September. We also plan to discuss “You Are Doomed: Fate, Despair, and … Joy?” in relation to listening to the Tchaikovsky sympathy … uh, excuse me .. the Tchaikovsky symphony.

I have a thought to share with you, once again, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture — this time with a little more discussion of history (Russia, Napoleon, Toussaint L’Ouverture, and the Louisiana Territory, for example and all connected) and some analysis of its form and content.

We also plan to continue our new weekly segment — Solomon Speaks. Allah willing, from 8:00 to 8:15, Brother Solomon will discuss “Obstacles to Learning to Read the Qur’an” or related subjects.

I am also calling on my Brothers and Sisters — especially my Brothers (because Allah has given men the responsibility of leadership) — if you have not been reading the Qur’an (which is in Arabic and only in Arabic, which is what Allah says, so do not be one of the Mukadhdhibeen and call Allah a liar), I am calling on you to admit that you have never ever read the Qur’an. Just ‘fess up and say, “I have never ever read the Qur’an.” That’s all. Do that, and you will be helping yourself and many, many other Muslims.

Please join Brother Solomon and myself for this very special experience.

Dear Listeners, my good Brothers and Sisters, please check out my other blogs from time to time. They are:

Doctor Hakeem: African-American Commentaries

and

Word-to-Word: A Comparative Study of the Bible and the Qur’an

Thanks.

Take it easy.

Brother Lester

Yaum-ul-Khamees (Thursday), 12 Shawwaal 1433 (August 30, 2012) — Music, African Americans, and National Culture

Posted in Programming by Lester Knibbs on the August 24th, 2012

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth

As-Salaam alaikum! Peace!

Our Music Our Selves is a serious and educational exploration of the Qur’an, of symphonic music, and of the role of both the Qur’an and symphonic music in shaping human history and identity; we ask and attempt to answer the questions, Who are we? What are we? and What will we become? Our mission is a mission of healing, a sacred jihaad, to overcome the damaging effects of the Middle Passage, the centuries of terroristic exploitation and oppression, and the generations of self-perpetuating self-destruction that continue to this day. Our program is not entertainment; it is struggle, healing, and change.

Our scheduled broadcast time is every Thursday morning from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/americanmuslim360. Our call-in number is 646-716-4478. You can call in to listen or, by dialing “1″ between 8:00 and 8:45, join our conversation. Call us! We love to hear from you.

THIS COMING THURSDAY, August 30, 2012 — 12th of Shawwaal 1433:

We plan to prepare for listening to Tchaikovsky’s fourth symphony, our next First Thursday Symphony, which is scheduled for September 6th (19th of Shawwaal). We plan to listen to selected works by Tchaikovsky and (hopefully) discuss “Music, African Americans, and National Culture” in relation to our listening to music by a Russian composer.

We also plan to continue our new weekly segment — Solomon Speaks. From 8:00 to 8:15, Brother Solomon will discuss “Obstacles to Learning to Read the Qur’an” or related subjects.

Please join Brother Solomon and myself for this very special experience.

Dear Listeners, my good Brothers and Sisters, please check out my other blogs from time to time. They are:

Doctor Hakeem: African-American Commentaries

and

Word-to-Word: A Comparative Study of the Bible and the Qur’an

Thanks.

Take it easy.

Brother Lester

Yaum-ul-Khamees (Thursday), 5 Shawwaal 1433 (August 23, 2012) — Tchaikovsky: Was He Russian/Black Enough?

Posted in Programming by Lester Knibbs on the August 17th, 2012

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth

As-Salaam alaikum! Peace!

Our Music Our Selves is a serious and educational exploration of the Qur’an, of symphonic music, and of the role of both the Qur’an and symphonic music in shaping human history and identity; we ask and attempt to answer the questions, Who are we? What are we? and What will we become? Our mission is a mission of healing, a sacred jihaad, to overcome the damaging effects of the Middle Passage, the centuries of terroristic exploitation and oppression, and the generations of self-perpetuating self-destruction that continue to this day. Our program is not entertainment; it is struggle, healing, and change.

Our scheduled broadcast time is every Thursday morning from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/americanmuslim360. Our call-in number is 646-716-4478. You can call in to listen or, by dialing “1″ between 8:00 and 8:45, join our conversation. Call us! We love to hear from you.

THIS COMING THURSDAY, August 23, 2012 — 5th of Shawwaal 1433:

We plan to prepare for listening to Tchaikovsky’s fourth symphony, our next First Thursday Symphony, which is scheduled for September 6th (19th of Shawwaal).

We also plan to continue our new weekly segment — Solomon Speaks. From 7:45 to 8:00, Brother Solomon will discuss “Obstacles to Learning to Read the Qur’an” and related subjects.

Please join Brother Solomon and myself for this very special experience.

Dear Listeners, my good Brothers and Sisters, please check out my other blogs from time to time. They are:

Doctor Hakeem: African-American Commentaries

and

Word-to-Word: A Comparative Study of the Bible and the Qur’an

Thanks.

Take it easy.

Brother Lester

Yaum-ul-Khamees (Thursday), 27 Ramadan 1433 (August 16, 2012) — The Symphonic Structure of the Qur’an

Posted in Programming by Lester Knibbs on the August 9th, 2012

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth

As-Salaam alaikum! Peace!

Our Music Our Selves is a serious and educational exploration of the Qur’an, of symphonic music, and of the role of both the Qur’an and symphonic music in shaping human history and identity; we ask and attempt to answer the questions, Who are we? What are we? and What will we become? Our mission is a mission of healing, a sacred jihaad, to overcome the damaging effects of the Middle Passage, the centuries of terroristic exploitation and oppression, and the generations of self-perpetuating self-destruction that continue to this day. Our program is not entertainment; it is struggle, healing, and change.

Our scheduled broadcast time is every Thursday morning from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/americanmuslim360. Our call-in number is 646-716-4478. You can call in to listen or, by dialing “1″ between 8:00 and 8:45, join our conversation. Call us! We love to hear from you.

THIS COMING THURSDAY, August 16, 2012 — 27th of Ramadan 1433 (in shaa’Allah — having started the fast on Saturday instead of the calculated starting day of Friday):

We plan to continue our introductory study of the symphonic structure of the Qur’an.

We also have a new weekly segment — Solomon Speaks. From 7:45 to 8:00, Brother Solomon will discuss “Obstacles to Learning to Read the Qur’an” and related subjects.

Our next First Thursday Symphony is scheduled for September 6th — Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

Please join Brother Solomon and myself for this very special experience.

Dear Listeners, my good Brothers and Sisters, please check out my other blogs from time to time. They are:

Doctor Hakeem: African-American Commentaries

and

Word-to-Word: A Comparative Study of the Bible and the Qur’an

Thanks.

Take it easy.

Brother Lester

Yaum-ul-Khamees (Thursday), 20 Ramadan 1433 (August 9, 2012) — The Symphonic Structure of the Qur’an

Posted in Programming by Lester Knibbs on the August 5th, 2012

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate
Creator of the Heavens and the Earth

As-Salaam alaikum! Peace!

Our Music Our Selves is a serious and educational exploration of the Qur’an, of symphonic music, and of the role of both the Qur’an and symphonic music in shaping human history and identity; we ask and attempt to answer the questions, Who are we? What are we? and What will we become? Our mission is a mission of healing, a sacred jihaad, to overcome the damaging effects of the Middle Passage, the centuries of terroristic exploitation and oppression, and the generations of self-perpetuating self-destruction that continue to this day. Our program is not entertainment; it is struggle, healing, and change.

Our scheduled broadcast time is every Thursday morning from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/americanmuslim360. Our call-in number is 646-716-4478. You can call in to listen or, by dialing “1″ between 8:00 and 8:45, join our conversation. Call us! We love to hear from you.

THIS COMING THURSDAY, August 9, 2012 — 20th of Ramadan 1433 (in shaa’Allah — having started the fast on Saturday instead of the calculated starting day of Friday):

We plan to continue our introductory study of the symphonic structure of the Qur’an.

We also have a new weekly segment. From 7:45 to 8:00, Brother Solomon will discuss “Obstacles to Learning to Read the Qur’an” and related subjects.

Our next First Thursday Symphony is scheduled for September 6th — Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

Please join Brother Solomon and myself for this very special experience.

Dear Listeners, my good Brothers and Sisters, please check out my other blogs from time to time. They are:

Doctor Hakeem: African-American Commentaries

and

Word-to-Word: A Comparative Study of the Bible and the Qur’an

Thanks.

Take it easy.

Brother Lester